Posts Tagged: ava duvernay

Luke Cage: When Representation Isn’t Enough

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This show’s true strength is its diverse portrayal of African-American subjectivity and morality, amongst both the male and female characters. ...more

#OscarsSoWhite: Calling Out Academy Bias

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Instead of influencing our movie-going habits, The Academy can take its cues from us. We can continue to speak up through social media and—more importantly—our dollars. ...more

Getting It Right

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People have been writing about civil rights for years, but it’s taken Hollywood until now to warm up to the subject (of course, not enough). Bill Morris traces the history of the movement’s cinematic representations leading up to Ava DuVernay’s recent triumph:

Movies about the civil rights movement — the successful ones– have tended to follow one of two strategies.

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